Day 3 or Risk Taking Librarians

15 Nov

Monash University has a research repository, that is, “a place to securely store and centrally manage selected research data“. WAIT!!! Don’t go. Stay. I haven’t told you what is in it.

It has a digitised copy of every edition of Lot’s Wife student newspaper between 1961-2008, (I hope I have got those dates right). If you ever read, or wrote for student newspapers then this is the place for you. If you ever attended Monash, place for you. Were a student between 61-08, ditto. If you are interested in student protest and Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, check out the issues between 62-73.

In a nutshell, if stuff is online it gets used more. Use it.

Necklace: Polka Luka
Uncomfortable Shoes: Funkis
Shirt: Deep Blue

Still Reading:

Title Organising knowledge in a global society : principles and practice in libraries and information centres /​ Philip Hider with Ross Harvey.
Author Hider, Philip, 1971-
Other Authors Harvey, D. R. (Douglas Ross), 1951-
Charles Sturt University. Centre for Information Studies
Edition Rev. ed.
Published Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. : Centre for Information Studies, 2008.
Physical Description xiii, 371 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Topics in Australasian library and information studies, 1030-5009 ; no. 29
Subjects Information organization.
Information storage and retrieval systems.
Cataloging — Standards.
Electronic information resources.

Libraries provide people with access to materials, not a free licence to copy them. Libraries take risks in providing this access, Lot’s Wife is a case in point.

Cautionary tale: William Faulkner Estate Sues over Woody Allen film. I am loving William Faulkner (although, not so much that I am prepared to quote him), but I am not so much loving his estate.

Books in bins, retrieved by cranes. The future of libraries is here.


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